The Veggie Taste used as a tool to expose and educate the importance of changing over to a healthier eating lifestyle for everyone. Some will perceive to be a Vegan, Raw, Plant Based or Vegetarian as an Elite group of people however that is not the case. Eating healthy is for all classes of economic groups and can be very affordable and cost effective depending on where you shop.
The Veggie Taste - 8th Annual, is a family fun filled Health & Wellness Event that will have nutritional speakers, artisan marketplace, music, product samples and much more.
There is an quote "You can pay now by eating healthy or you can pay later in doctor bills"
Why Go Veg?
Vegetarian Times Study Shows
7.3 Million Americans Are Vegetarians
Additional 22.8 Million Follow a Vegetarian-Inclined Diet
The just-released “Vegetarianism in America” study, published by Vegetarian Times (vegetariantimes.com), shows that 3.2 percent of U.S. adults, or 7.3 million people, follow a vegetarian-based diet. Approximately 0.5 percent, or 1 million, of those are vegans, who consume no animal products at all. In addition, 10 percent of U.S., adults, or 22.8 million people, say they largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.
People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution. Others have made the switch because we want to preserve Earth’’s natural resources or because we’’ve always loved animals and are ethically opposed to eating them.
Thanks to an abundance of scientific research that demonstrates the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet, even the federal government recommends that we consume most of our calories from grain products, vegetables and fruits. And no wonder: An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet. A vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer.
Why go veg? Chew on these reasons:
You’ll ward off disease. Vegetarian diets are more healthful than the average American diet, particularly in preventing, treating or reversing heart disease and reducing the risk of cancer. A low-fat vegetarian diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely. Cardiovascular disease kills 1 million Americans annually and is the leading cause of death in the United States. But the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease is lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians, says Joel Fuhrman, MD, author of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. A vegetarian diet is inherently healthful because vegetarians consume less animal fat and cholesterol (vegans consume no animal fat or cholesterol) and instead consume more fiber and more antioxidant-rich produce——another great reason to listen to Mom and eat your veggies!
You’ll live longer
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You’ll build strong bones
You’ll reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses.
You’ll ease the symptoms of menopause
You’ll have more energy
You’ll be more ‘regular
You’ll help reduce pollution
You’ll avoid toxic chemicals
You’ll help reduce famine
You’ll spare animals
You’ll save money
Your dinner plate will be full of color